US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud

US Company Settles & Pays for Importer’s Customs Fraud Federal prosecutors in New York announced the settlement of a lawsuit relating to a scheme to evade import duties. The case involved an investigation  by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regarding an importer’s … [Read more...]

CIT Finds Importer Liable and is Penalized for Misclassification

CIT Finds Importer Liable and is Penalized for Misclassification The Court of International Trade (CIT) has determined that an importer - Horizon Products International - is liable for a negligence penalty in a case involving misclassified imports. The case involves various types of plywood that were entered or attempted to be entered under incorrect duty-free tariff … [Read more...]

Hanjin – Update

Hanjin - Update From World Maritime News: Hanjin Shipping Has Enough Cash to Cover Offloading Costs Cash held by Hanjin Shipping, coupled with commitments from the company’s leading shareholder, the leading creditor, and the parent group’s CEO, should be enough to cover the costs of unloading cargo from the company’s container ships stranded offshore, Reuters reported a … [Read more...]

Notice to Trade: ACE Capabilities Deployed and Mandated on 7/23/16

Notice to Trade: ACE Capabilities Deployed and Mandated on 7/23/16 Beginning July 23, 2016 trade parties will be required to submit electronic entries and entry summaries for additional entry types to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).  Electronic entries and entry summaries associated with the following entry types will be accepted and mandated in ACE: 02, 07, 12, … [Read more...]